Special Agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) travel around the country to teach police the ways of the FBI but it all changes when Holden meets the Co-ed killer Ed Kemper. His chat with Kemper gives Holden the idea that talking to famous violent killers can help the FBI prevent similar crimes in the future. But no new idea ever got accepted without some resistance, especially not a good one. Will Holden be able to conduct his study and will he able to stay sane after interviewing psychopaths?
Sometimes I go to YouTube and see the trailers of upcoming TV shows. I have discovered three spectacular shows this way: Legion, Westworld, and now Mindhunter. Mindhunter is a Netflix Original based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The show is produced by David Fincher, Charlize Theron, Josh Donen, and Ceán Chaffin. David Fincher also directed four episodes including the finale. The Academy Award holder director Asif Kapadia also directed two episodes of Mindhunter. The last two lines alone should convince you to watch this show.
But there is more. Based on real-life people, the characters of Bill Tench, Holden Ford, and Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) are a delight to watch on screen. Holden Ford’s character reminds me of Rustin Cohle from True Detective’s season 1. The character development of our two agents is also remarkable and for that, we should applaud Joe Penhall. Cameron Britton’s chilling rendition of Ed Kemper is also worth mentioning.
Mindhunter is perfect for the fans of True Detective, Hannibal, and crime drama in general. It is also a perfect watch for anyone who loves watching a well-executed TV show, given that they can stomach the graphic details of violent murders.
Mindhunter’s Season 1 has 10 episode and it is available on Netflix. If you have watched it already, did you like it? Let me know in the comments.